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- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
President Obama has signaled a sharp break from many Bush Administration policies, but he remains committed to federal support for religious social service providers. Like George W. Bush’s faith-based initiative, though, Obama’s version of the policy has generated loud criticism—from both sides of the aisle—even as the communities... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 23.99
There is often more than meets the eye where politics, religion and money are concerned. This is certainly the case with the Faith-Based Initiative. Section 104, a small provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform bill called "Charitable Choice," was the beginning of what we now know as the Faith-Based Initiative. In its original form, the Initiative... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95
On January 29, 2001, President George W. Bush signed an executive order creating the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. This action marked a key step toward institutionalizing an idea that emerged in the mid-1990s under the Clinton administration--the transfer of some social programs from government control to religious organizations.... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 19.95
Too often, say its critics, U.S. domestic policy is founded on ideology rather than evidence. Take Charitable Choice: legislation enacted with the assumption that faith-based organizations can offer the best assistance to the needy at the lowest cost. The Charitable Choice provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform Actùbuttressed by President Bush's... more...
- Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 25.00
During the last decades, the world has been facing tremendous political transformations and new risks: epidemics such as HIV/Aids have had destabilizing effect on the caretaking role of kin; in post-socialist countries political reforms have made unemployment a new source of insecurity. Furthermore, the state?s withdrawal from providing social security... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 109.95
Social work training has long emphasised the importance of evidence-based practice, sidelining the role of spirituality in the lives of service users. In this path-breaking book Beth Crisp discusses how spirituality can be sensitively incorporated into social work practice by considering spirituality as an aspect of lived experience. This will be a... more...
- NYU Press 2003; US$ 89.00
Congregations and faith-based organizations have become key participants in America’s welfare revolution. Recent legislation has expanded the social welfare role of religious communities, thus revealing a pervasive lack of faith in purely economic responses to poverty. Charitable Choices is an ethnographic study of faith-based poverty relief... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95
The Charitable Choice provision and the Bush Administration's National Faith-Based Initiative have broadened the scope of social services delivered through faith-based organizations. There are expectations that these faith-based social service providers will be more effective - but how should that effectiveness be measured? Faith -Based Social Services:... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 120.00
Spirituality in Social Work: New Directions guides social workers on how to address the religious and spiritual aspects of people's lives while respecting and appreciating the diverse and sometimes conflicting expressions of spirituality within individuals and communities. Contributors present an overview of the connection between spirituality and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95
Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work brings to light the fact that spiritual well-being is an essential part of the health of every individual. Beginning with conceptual and theoretical frameworks for understanding transpersonal theory, Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work goes on to deliver empirical and clinical... more...